It is very freeing to take public transportation! I just wish it were a bit less time-consuming to get into the city - but such are the vicissitudes of living in the 'burbs. Marty's cousin Rahla lives near Union Square, and the famous Union Square Greenmarket was in full force on Saturday. I kept wishing I could fill a sack, then head back to NJ immediately before everything spoiled. Instead, I wandered around, taking in the sights and fragrances of the farm stands before I headed over to Rahla's for lunch, wildflowers in hand.
Saturday was Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade -- a celebration of the beginning of summer. It was only after I had seen many people walking around in what appeared to be princess costumes, that I discovered why. My camera didn't work fast enough to get many pictures, but here are a couple i was able to snap later in the day, after it was over.
After lunch with the relatives, I hopped on the subway to Brooklyn and four stops later I was at Jessica's. This was the sight outside of her building. Mermaids galore, who had just gotten off the train.
I went to dinner with Jessica, Tommy, and Emma and we ate outdoors at one of their favorite neighborhood restaurants, Flatbush Farm. The weather was perfect for it. Emma was looking for something-- maybe waiting for Cheerios to fall from the sky.
Today, Sunday, was another beautiful day. Perfect weather to be outdoors. I spent it with Ross, Nancy, Nancy's parents from Rhode Island, and our grandkids. Here I am with my granddaughter, Kayla, who is 12 and getting more beautiful every day. A happy end to a lovely weekend. Hope yours was good, too.